Omayra Rivera Crespo

Courses Taught (in the last four semesters prior to current visit):

ARQU 4145 – Research Techniques in Architecture

ARQU 6313 – Group Thesis I

ARQU 6314 – Group Thesis II

ARQU 6336 – Design VI: Advanced Design Laboratory

ARQU 6431 – Research Seminar

Educational Credentials:

(2011) Ph.D. in Architecture, Superior Technical School of Architecture La Salle, Ramon Llull University. Barcelona, Spain.

(2000) Master’s Degree in Architecture. School of Architecture, Arizona State University. Phoenix, Arizona.

(1997) Bachelor’s Degree of Environmental Design, School of Architecture, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus.

Teaching Experience:

(2019-Present) Professor. School of Architecture, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus.

(2011-2020) Professor. School of Architecture, Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico. Hato Rey, Puerto Rico.

(2013-2018) Professor and researcher. Oikonet. Barcelona, Spain.

Professional Experience:

(2021-Present) Participatory Design Consulting. SCF Architects. San Juan, Puerto Rico.

(2012-Present) Co-founder. taller Creando Sin Encargos. San Juan, Puerto Rico.

(2020) Project Manager. Restoration of the House-Museum Ismael Rivera. San Juan, Puerto Rico

(2016-2020) Project Coordinator. Museum of Contemporary Art. San Juan, Puerto Rico

(2017-2018) Participatory Design Consulting. Rossi Lugo Architects. San Juan, Puerto Rico

(2017-2018) Project Manager. Construction of roofs for Caño Martín Peña houses. San Juan, Puerto Rico


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Selected Publications and Recent Research:

(2021) Resilient houses in Puerto Rico: to resist the disaster redefining housing with Dra. Yara Maite Colón. Revista de Arquitectura 23(2). Bogotá, Colombia

(2021) “Making theories: toolkit from Caribbean feminist perspectives” Conference with taller Creando Sin Encargos. Research sessions form the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Urbanism. Buenos Aires, Argentina

(2021) “Pluriverses in design: the collective in teaching architecture and the creation of equitable environments”. Conference, Congress of Architecture and Person. Madrid, Spain

(2021) “Performing Architectures: ‘haciendo teorías’ [making room] for situated narratives of design” Conference with taller Creando Sin Encargos. Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture and International Union of Architects Conference. Río de Janeiro, Brazil

(2019) “Resistance Urbanism in Puerta de Tierra” with taller Creando Sin Encargos. Urban-Territorial Log #30 pp.57-60. Bogotá, Colombia.

(2018) Book chapter: “Design-Build with Children to Revive Remnant Public Spaces”, Book: Placemaking with Children and Youth, pgs. 314-318.

Recent Creative Work:

(2022) “Workshops Arquitecturas Colectivas” with taller Creando Sin Encargos. 13th International Architecture Biennial “Travessias”. São Paulo, Brazil

(2012) Exhibition: “Historic sample of La Perla” in the community center “Nuestro Centro” with taller Creando Sin Encargos. Polygraphic Triennial of San Juan

(2017) Exhibition: Listening to the Voices (with Edwin Quiles and Mari Mater O’Neill) San Juan, Puerto Rico

(2011) Video Art: Triptych of Building Reality. Video Art Festival in Camagüey, Cuba.

(2010) Exhibition: The Art of Projecting. Barceloneta Civic Center, Barcelona, Spain.

Professional Memberships:

College of Architects and Landscape Architects of Puerto Rico (CAAPPR)

American Institute of Architects (AIA)

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